Feminism reboot: Korean cinema under neoliberalism in the 21st Century

  title={Feminism reboot: Korean cinema under neoliberalism in the 21st Century},
  author={Heeju Sohn},
  journal={Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema},
  pages={98 - 109}
  • Heeju Sohn
  • Published 2 July 2020
  • Art
  • Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema
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